An Incredibly Laborious Exercise in Boredom
This film is an incredibly goofy and laborious exercise in boredom. The first segment, "The Missing Ingredient" is by far the worst. It is so painstakingly dull and lacks any intrigue what so ever. The performances are incredibly unconvincing and the entire segment does not fit into the film as a whole. What a joke.
The second segment, "The Wrong Man" is almost as bad, featuring egregious use of the word "cock" while reusing the mistaken identity gag.
The third segment, "The Misbehavers" is somewhat funny and is the best of the four segments. It prominently features cringe humor, but is incredibly ridiculous and simply not believable.
And the fourth segment, "The Man from Hollywood" is far too long. The viewer has to wait over twenty minutes for the big payoff while the scene could have easily been cut down to three or four minutes and most of the meaningless dialogue cut out.
As a whole, this film is awful. The four segments do not form a cohesive whole. The acting is over the top and idiotic, especially Tim Roth as Ted the Bellhop. But most importantly, this film is rarely funny. Only "The Misbehavers" gets the occasionally laugh while the other three fall almost completely flat. Several of the roles are completely meaningless (such as that of Marisa Tomei and Bruce Willis) and Jennifer Beals' role could have been cut out of the last segment as well. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.